Fertility Friend Question

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Fertility Friend Question
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Mon, 08-15-2011 - 2:42pm

I started using Fertility friend last week and have had 2 temps show up with open dots, while the rest of them are colored in dots. I can't find out anywhere.... what do the open dots mean???

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Registered: 07-18-2010
Mon, 08-15-2011 - 3:46pm

If you take your temperature at the same time (or very close to) every day, they will be "solid dots", but if you take your temperature later or earlier than the "normal" usual time, they will be "open dots" indicating that they temperature may not taken into consideration when calculating your O date because if they are earlier or later in the day than when you usually take your temp, they may not be as reliable and may skew your results. If you need anything else, let me know. I've being using fertility friend for a year now.

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Registered: 01-13-2009
Mon, 08-15-2011 - 4:59pm
The circle will be white if you mark sleep deprivation too. It's not a good idea to do it a lot, but if once in a while you temp at a different time, you can adjust your temp. Your temp typically changes .10 for every half hour difference. You can just google basal body temperature adjuster and they have calculators that figure it out for you. You just enter the temp you got, the time you took it, and the time you usually take it. It will adjust it to what it would've been and that way you have a full chart. Again, it's not as accurate as taking your temp at the same time everyday, so it's not supposed to be used a lot, but if you wake up late or early one day, it's very helpful.

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Mon, 08-15-2011 - 6:46pm
Thanks for the help ladies. I went and played w/ the time on those 2 temps, and yep, if its more than 1/2 hour difference from when you normally do, its an open dot (I changed it back to the actual time, of course)

How many days of high temps is supposed to mean you ovulated? I think I remember reading that its like 6???
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Registered: 07-18-2010
Mon, 08-15-2011 - 10:46pm

Hey! It is 3 temperatures high enough, not 6. The fertility friend will automatically calculate this for you and cross-hair lines will appear and tell you if you have ovulated. Like, if let's say your temperature today was 96.97 and the next day it went up to 97.3, then the next day 97.42, then the 3rd day 97.54. When you enter in that third day of "high temps", FF will automatically tell you that you ovulated on the temperature that we called "today".

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Tue, 08-16-2011 - 2:11pm
hmm, I'm confused then. Because its not telling me yet that I O'd, but it sure looks to me like it should be... can you look and see what you think? (I just started in the middle of the cycle)
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/36dc03">My Ovulation Chart
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Tue, 08-16-2011 - 2:17pm
ok hold on... I just went into the day I woke up really early and told it to discard that temp, and this is what it now gives me... yay! lol
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/36dc03">My Ovulation Chart
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Tue, 08-16-2011 - 2:31pm

Hey. Where those 2 red lines on your chart intersect shows your ovulation. It shows you ovulated this Wednesday on CD 18. And the numbers that are on the X axis of the chart are the days past ovulation. So according to your chart, you ovulated on CD18 and are currently 6 days past ovulation. Anything else, let me know. I'm happy to help. =D

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Tue, 08-16-2011 - 2:38pm
Yeah, I saw all that once I told it to discard the low temp from the other day. Thanks for the help!
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